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* 14 Well-being, Health, Medicine (p.6 of 6)


14.29�� When you offer care to a sick person


Do you want to lie down?�� Listen�� <�You don�t look too good. Do you want to lie down?�>

Would you like to lie down?�� Listen�� <�You look tired. Would you like to lie down?�>

Do you want an aspirin?�� Listen�� < �You are pale. Do you want an aspirin?�>

Would you like some aspirin?�� Listen�� <�Do you have a headache? Would you like some aspirin?�>

Do you want a glass of water?   Listen   <“You are coughing. Do you want a glass of water?”>

Would you like a glass of water?�� Listen�� <�You look a little nervous. Would you like a glass of water?�>

Can I get you anything?   Listen   <“Stay in bed. You need some rest. Can I get you anything?”>

Should I call a doctor?�� Listen�� <�You look dreadful. How are you feeling? Should I call a doctor?�>

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14.30�� When you visit a hospital patient


I got here as soon as I could.�� Listen�� <�I�m so sorry to see you in the hospital. I got here as soon as I could.�>

I came as soon as I heard.�� Listen�� <�I�m so sorry about the accident. I came as soon as I heard.�>

You look good.�� Listen�� <�Your appetite is back. I hope you feel better. You look good.�>

You're looking well.�� Listen�� <�You�re looking well. Under normal circumstances you would go home in a couple of weeks.�>

Your color is good.�� Listen�� <�The treatment is helping you. Your color is good.�>

Get well soon.�� Listen�� <�Eat more. Do your exercises. Get well soon.�>

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14.31�� When you ask questions to a hospital patient


How are you feeling?�� Listen�� <�I am sure you receive all the necessary treatment. How are you feeling?�>

How are you feeling today?�� Listen�� <�Do you eat all the food they give you? How are you feeling today?�>

Are you doing better today?�� Listen�� <�Did you do your exercises? Are you doing better today?�>

Do you need anything?�� Listen�� <�Do you like your food here? Do you need anything?�>

Is there anything you need?�� Listen�� <�Do you want me to bring you something from home? Is there anything you need?�>

Is there anything I can do?�� Listen�� <�Do you have any special request? Is there anything I can do?�>

Have they figured out what's wrong with you?�� Listen�� <�Are they running tests on you? Are they taking samples from you? Have they figured out what is wrong with you?�>

What's the prognosis?� �Listen�� <�What does your doctor tell you? What�s the prognosis?�>

How long will you be here?�� Listen�� <�Now they have the diagnosis. How long will you be here?�>

When are you going home?�� Listen�� <�You are doing much better now. When are you going home?�>

When are you being released?�� Listen�� <�You have gotten back on your feet. When are you being released?�>

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14.32�� When you recover from a disease


I'm improving.�� Listen�� < � �Well, take care of yourself. I hope to see you fully recovered one day.�>

I�m better now.�� Listen�� < � �Take it easy. You�re not out of the woods yet.�>

I�m better than I was.�� Listen�� <�I�m sorry you�re sick.� � �Don�t worry. I�m better than I was.�>

I�m feeling better.�� Listen�� <�I�m sorry you�re ill.� � �The worst is over. I�m feeling better.�>

I�m getting better.�� Listen�� < � �I hope so. One day you will walk without your crutches.�>

I�m getting over it.�� Listen�� <�I�m getting over it. I�ll get better soon.�>

I�m getting back on my feet.�� Listen�� < � �Don�t overexert yourself.�>

I�m getting back to normal.�� Listen�� < � �You will have to work much less now.�>

I�m on the road to recovery.�� Listen�� < � �I�m glad you�re feeling better.�>

I�m out of the woods.�� Listen�� A �The worst is over for me.��� < � �You still have a long way to go.�>

I�m bouncing back.�� Listen�� A �I am returning to my usual condition.��� < � �I hope you will have a full recovery.�>

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14.33�� When you visit a recovering patient


Take it easy.�� Listen�� A �Be gentle on yourself.��� <�You need to rest now. Take it easy.�>

Don�t overexert yourself.�� Listen�� <�After surgery you need to be very careful. Don�t overexert yourself.�>

Take care of yourself.   Listen   A “Take good care of your health.”   <“I’ll see you in a week. You have enough food and medicine. Take care of yourself.”>

Don�t work too hard.�� Listen�� <�You are still recovering. Don�t work too hard.�>

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14.34�� When your recovery takes time


Disease took a toll on me.�� Listen�� A �Disease caused harm to me.��� <�I don�t feel completely OK yet. My disease took a toll on me.�>

I�m still under a doctor's care.�� Listen�� < � �Your doctor is excellent. Follow his instructions.�>

I�m still seeing a doctor.�� Listen�� < � �Sure, you need it. When is your next appointment?�>

I’m still seeing a therapist.   Listen   < – “What kind of treatment do you receive?”>

I�m in therapy.�� Listen�� < � �Complete the course and ask the doctor to run your tests again.�>

I still have to go back to the doctor for a follow-up.�� Listen�� < � �I hope your ordeal will be over then.�>

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14.35�� When you have completely recovered from a disease


I�m feeling OK.�� Listen�� < � �I am glad to hear that.�>

I�m doing OK.�� Listen�� < � �From now on, you will be on a strict diet. You don�t need another attack.�>

I�m feeling well.�� Listen�� < � �You heard the doctor. No alcohol and tobacco are allowed.�>

I�m well now.�� Listen�� < � �Exercise, medication and dieting will help you stay that way.�>

I�m completely over it.�� Listen�� < � �Medicine performs miracles these days.�>

I feel like a new person.�� Listen�� < � �Welcome back. We missed you here.�>

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